YMMV / Gotrek & Felix

  • Ass Pull: To justify his change of Ulrika from a von Carstein vampire to a Lahmia one, Long come up with the excuse in Bloodborn that the blood of vampires is mixed because relations between members of different Bloodlines are quite common so, regardless of the clan to which the vampire parent belongs, his offspring may be part of a different clan. This is not only something that has never been insinuated in other works, but rather contradicts the established Canon itself. The entire concept of vampire Bloodlines with distinct powers was in the process of being quietly dropped in the wider setting around the same time in favor of more diverse individual power sets (with the von Carsteins specifically accepting recruits from other bloodlines), so the explanation is doubly confusing.
  • Broken Base: Over the switch in authors from William King to Nathan Long.
    • Fanon Discontinuity: To several fans, Nathan's novels are not worthy successors to the original works by William King, Due to his radically different narrative style, retcons of several aspects of the material source and inconsistencies in continuity.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Thanquol the Grey Seer is a recurring enemy in the William King novels of the series, has several novels focused on himself, and has been a recurring official character in the Skaven army books for the Warhammer game. In comparison, Gotrek and Felix themselves haven't had official game rules for several editions. To be fair, Thanquol can be portrayed pretty well on the tabletop since he isn't really too unusually powerful for a Grey Seer, but they only become more overpowered with each story.
  • Iron Woobie: Gotrek, essentially, is this. Except, honestly, you might die if you hugged him.
  • Strangled by the Red String: Felix and Siobhain (leader of the shaman's bodyguards in Giantslayer) are implied to have hooked up between then and Elfslayer despite their lack of chemistry and Siobhain's attraction to Teclis.
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